Every hour we spend on the road carries a certain risk. Most drivers share the road safely and responsibly, but the actions of just one negligent or distracted driver can have life-changing consequences.
What compensation are you entitled to if you have been a victim of a car accident?
Anyone injured in a car accident in Ontario is entitled to no-fault accident benefits through their automobile insurance policy. This means that even if you cause an accident, you are still entitled to accident benefits. If you do not have a car insurance policy, you are entitled to claim these benefits from the insurer of the vehicle in which you were a passenger in or the insurer of the vehicle that struck you.
The various accident benefits you may be entitled to include medical and rehabilitation benefits, income replacement benefits, non-earner benefits, and attendant care benefits. If you are deemed to suffer from a “catastrophic impairment”, these benefits are available for life and include additional benefits such as housekeeping and case management services.
If a motor vehicle accident has resulted in death, accident benefits provide for funeral expenses, as well as “death benefits” to the surviving spouse and dependents.
In addition to accident benefits, you may also be entitled to commence a “tort” lawsuit against the at-fault party. Compensation from a tort claim includes damages for pain and suffering, past and future loss of income, health care expenses, and housekeeping and gardening expenses.
The family members of an injured victim are also able to commence a “tort” lawsuit for their loss of care, guidance, and companionship from the injured victim, pursuant to the Family Law Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. F.3. Included within the damages that a family member can claim are funeral expenses, travel expenses incurred in caring for the family member, loss of income, as well as any additional expenses incurred for the benefit of the injured individual.
It is important to note that there is a two year limitation period to start a lawsuit arising from a motor vehicle accident. Failing to do so might prevent you from being able to sue.
Why choose Bogoroch & Associates LLP
The lawyers at Bogoroch & Associates LLP have a proud track record of obtaining exceptional results for accident victims and their families. Our experienced lawyers will make sure your case is managed effectively and promptly. Our many years of experience and personal commitment will help us help you. No matter how complex your claim, we will provide support, guidance, and advocacy. We will guide you through the litigation process with expert knowledge, commitment and compassion until you get the compensation you deserve because the only acceptable outcome for us is the best possible settlement for you.
I was in your office many times, and every time that I met with you, you gave me so much hope… All your staff is very dedicated, caring, compassionate, educated, and respectful…. I am very happy to have been represented by the most organized, professional and successful people that I ever have known.
– Mimoza Lengo and family
We came to meet with Richard Bogoroch and Heidi Brown and they have given us a timeline and a strategy on how to get results on that issue, and the result was excellent. I cannot thank them enough. Because of them my daughter has the financial means to continue her life in dignity.
– Inci Kuzucouoglu
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact our personal injury lawyers today at 416 599-1700 for a free consultation.
Bogoroch & Associates LLP offers legal services in Toronto, and throughout Ontario, Brampton, Milton, Etobicoke, Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Mississauga, Ottawa, Vaughan, Hamilton, Burlington, London, and Waterloo. We operate on a contingency fee basis, which means that there are no fees unless we recover money for you.